There is a new sheriff in town as Challenor House (Set B) for the first time in over two decades won the Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School inter-house sports with 767 points.
Victrix ludorum and Division Two queen Tuwana McClean with 68 points was among the top performers for Challenor House, who stamped their authority to dethrone perennial champions Maxwell House (Set E), which had been dominant over the last 13 years.
It was a wonderful day for Challenor House’s athletes, who were dressed in their traditional blue today at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex.
Crawford (Set C) tallied 677.33 for second position, followed by Byer (Set A) which accumulated 536.83 points for third. Johnson (Set D) 461.50 points came fourth and Maxwell (Set E) accounted for 458.33 points to place fifth.
McClean captured five gold medals with first placed finishes in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m. She also did Challenor proud when she was joint winner in the shot put, while also placing second in the javelin and third in the long jump.
The most outstanding male was Jeremiah “Turkey” Greenidge of Johnson House in Division One. Greenidge registered 64 points and was just as impressive on track with top place finishes in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m. He also took home gold in the long jump and shot put.
Cheyenne Phillips of Maxwell House announced herself as the fastest girl at Grantley Adams and earned a total of 33 points in the Division One Girls. Caitlyn clocked the fastest times in the 100m, 200m and 400m.
Fellow Maxwell teammate, Kimoni Williams scored 43 points to capture the Division Two Boys age group. It was a tight race for that Division as Rashad Williams of Byer House, fell one point short on 42.
Interestingly, Kimoni was second best to Rashad in the 200m and 400m but won the 100m in which Rashad placed sixth. Kimoni, however, got the edge after competing in other field events done at the school located in Blackmans, St. Joseph.
Crawford House finished second overall this year thanks to the efforts of Division Four and Division Three boys champions, Joshua Arthur and Donte Gill respectively.
Most of Arthur’s points came through field events with a total of 39 points. Meanwhile, Gill won the 100m and 400m today on track and earned a couple of points in the field events.
Pearlita Providence of the victorious Challenor scored 32 for top honours in Division Four and in Division Three, Dashanna Smith of Byer House won the 100m, 200m and 400m and did other activities that earned her a well deserved 66 points for her team.